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New Disclosure Rules Impact Condominiums
Residential real estate has changed as of this month. There are new contract forms for Maryland and the District, and the new mortgage disclosure rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are now in effect. And there even is new terminology. A lender is now a creditor and the borrower/buyer is a consumer. The initial Truth in Lending statement and Good Faith Estimate we have used for a number of years has been replaced with the Loan Estimate. And the old-faithful HUD-1 (the settlement statement) has been discarded in favor of a "Closing Disclosure".
CEO group’s new emphasis on social responsibility prompts backlash from ex-Realogy CEOLashing out at Business Roundtable's new mission statement, Richard Smith said Friday that corporations' No. 1 job is "to create shareholder value — period."...Read More
A recession is on the horizon: Keller Williams New York City CEOHousing won't be to blame, and the recession won't be anything like 2008 for the industry, according to Keller Williams New York City CEO Mark Chin....Read More
WATCH: What you should know about short-term rentalsListen in as moderator Clelia Peters discusses the statistics and issues surrounding short-term rentals with Vacasa’s Senior Director of Real Estate Shaun Greer, AirDNA’s Founder and CEO Scott Shatford and Vrolio Founder and CEO Erica Muller onstage at Inman Connect Las Vegas....Read More
Beverly Hills real estate agent suspected of burglarizing the homes of Usher, Adam LambertKeller Williams Beverly Hills agent Jason Yaselli is accused of conspiring with a thief who posed as an agent to burglarize the homes of celebrities....Read More
‘My Sharona’ is a real estate agentOn the 40th anniversary of The Knack's 1979 chart-topper, Sotheby's International Realty team leader Sharona Alperin opens up about her career and the story behind the song....Read More
Desperate Housewife? This Douglas Elliman agent auditioned 4 times for ‘Real Housewives’ gigDouglas Elliman agent Taja Abitbol Cone was so interested in appearing on "The Real Housewives of New York" that she auditioned four times — and still didn't get the part....Read More
New-home sales dropped in July but rose year-over-year: CensusThe median sales prices of all new homes sold in July hovered at $312,800, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development....Read More
Big swaths of the Bay Area saw home prices decline this yearA new report from Compass shows that after strong appreciation in 2017 and 2018 home prices in places such as Sonoma and Santa Clara counties have fallen....Read More
WATCH: Why platforms are a critical part of the data conversationAt Inman Connect Las Vegas, Dave Gordon, executive vice president and CTO of Realogy Holdings, Corp.; Katie Ragusa, Tribus' vice president of product; and York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks, took to the stage to discuss their differing visions of what the word "platform" means and the implications for how brokerages and their agents use data....Read More
WATCH: How big data will change the business of real estateCommissions on transactions will decline as a percentage, but agents will be making more money because the number of transactions will go up as they become increasingly frictionless. ...Read More